|VA - Many Things Worth Living For [APL020] - VA|
The contributors for this compilation are coming from different areas - there're reknown Autoplate artists, such as Gultskra Artikler, Off The Sky, Tlon and Marsen Jules; while Silent Q (=Paul Keeley), Lufth and krill.minima use to release on Thinner. Guests are coming from Komplott Sweden (Hans Appelqvist & Osso Bucco) and from Tomlab Germany (Flim, Novisad). Not forgetting to mention: Mitchell Akiyama, Konrad Bayer, I.R.A...
Keywords: Chamber Music; Cinematic Ambients; Electroacoustic
|[APL037] Protogroup - Love Gives Strength To My Soul - Andrey Vladimirovitch Kuchmasov & Igor Olegovitch Kuminov|
After exploring the Highlands with Emil Klotzsch's "Tiefe Berge" Autoplates journey continues to a city that is famous for its culture and the White Nights - St. Petersburg/Russia. Protogroup with their new release "Loves Gives Strength To My Soul" started with a classical background to make their first experiments in electronic music in 1995. Influenced by The Orb and F.S.O.L. they created their first ambient sounds in 1999 along with a spiritual awakening...
Downloads: 13,323 (3 reviews)
|[APL029] Fernando Lagreca - Nadador - Fernando Lagreca|
While listening to 'Nadador' (engl.: 'swimmer') one might get the impression that Fernando Lagreca must be an entirely happy person, as these eight songs are so full of friendly sun spots spraying out the first blossoms of spring. "The swimmer keeps crawling in the water, a continous looping movement which is the only possibility to avoid sinking down the ground. A swimmer is always on the run and so is Nadador - it is about movement and progression." Fernando states...
Downloads: 12,262 (1 review)
|[APL027] color by numbers - The Transitions - Jason Corder|
The new album by 'color by numbers' (Jason Corder) aptly titled "The Transitions", represents an epochal evolution in the life of author Jason Corder from isolational observations translated through sound to beautiful, techni-colored daydreamings mingled with childlike curiosities. Through the two year long production span of "The Transitions", Jason underwent a shifting period in his music and life...
Keywords: Found Sounds; Post-Rock; Ambient; Guitar; isolationist-folk
Downloads: 12,249 (2 reviews)
|[APL022] Normal Music - Let's Do Really Strange Things And Call Them Normal - Thomas Ekelund, Jeff Surak, Raphael Irisarri|
"Normal Music is the choice of music for Normal people" is the statement of this mutual project of the swedish designer Thomas Ekelund, the Zeromoon Labelowner Jeff Surak and the Puerto-Rican Raphael Isarri. "Normal Music" is not so normal as the name might imply - not just another boring laptop trio. They focus on merging real instruments, synths, bass guitar, autoharp, field recordings and record players to shape those many sound sources into "normal music" tracks...
Downloads: 11,107 (2 reviews)
|Dighom - Vibrating Colours - Coloured Vibrations [apl009]|
Dighom produces drones and soundscapes, but no new age or elevator muzak. There is always a tension keeping your mind awake. It's very important to Dighom to turn into a mental constitution that permits that music plays the musician and not vice versa. His music would be unthinkable without a living spirituality, where music plays a main role. Don't be afraid: You don't need to convert to some suspicious pagan religion...
Downloads: 10,554 (4 reviews)
|[apl030] tlon - from elsewhere to nowhere - Jean-Sebastién Roux|
A couple months after releasing the "Metapop Complex LP" under his moniker deluge [THN069], Jean-Sébastien Roux publishes on Autoplate again. His new EP "from elsewhere to nowhere" is a conceptual work in best Roux tradition, derived from philosophic thoughts about mankind. As always, the songs stick together to follow a particular concept, evolving it to define new questions. Questions, that remain unanswered, waiting for the listener to be felt and experienced...
Downloads: 7,602 (2 reviews)
|[APL028] Lomov - Holzwege - Axel Bergk|
'Holzwege' (meaning wood-ways) is a topic of mine since I've studied philosophy. The German philosopher Martin Heidegger used this scene to describe the way man are used to percept reality. Imagine you awake within a dark forest. You can't percept the whole forest, only the environment around you. To learn more about the forest, you cut down some trees and create some space. Now the light (symbol of thinking/logos) can illuminate the scene and you will see a little bit more...
Downloads: 7,374 (3 reviews)
|[APL036] Emil Klotzsch - Tiefe Berge - Emil von Stosch|
"The Highlands consist of an old dissected plateau, or block, of ancient crystalline rocks with incised valleys and lochs carved by the action of mountain streams and by ice, the resulting topography being a wide area of irregularly distributed mountains whose summits have nearly the same height above sea-level, but whose bases depend upon the amount of denudation to which the plateau has been subjected in various places." (from en.wikipedia.org) The intention behind ÃÂTiefe BergeÃÂ was for ...
Downloads: 6,625 (5 reviews)
|833-45 - Solar Cycle 23 LP [apl004] - 833-45|
Vancouver based artist Kevin Krebs who is known through his Notype.com & Nishi output is known for working on a very own kind of sound exploration and searching for the yet most exciting frequencies between the various radiostations out there on earth. "Solar Cycle" creates a very cold and inhuman atmosphere, partly post-nuclear when the test signals in "A Perfectly Reflecting Earth" evoke. Through the continued slightly distorted whitenoise Kevin unfolds his advanced beatshuffling with merging ...
Downloads: 6,527 (3 reviews)
|Tlon - Acoustic Lazy Dolls [apl018]|
-one turntable. one needle. one audio object.running aimlessly the needle on the record in movement, a random collection of melodic particle will become the original sound source of a full reinterpretation. Here, the audio object is Jon Hassel and Brian Eno releasePossible Musics. the exclusive utilization of the melodic structures of this unique sound source guarantees the homogeneity of the new pieces...
Downloads: 6,451 (2 reviews)
|[APL026] Arrial - this is my beauty, show me yours EP - Arrial|
A fresh artist hailing from the British Island is Arrial, whose demo arrived just about 6 weeks ago. His first release for Autoplate consists of three fine classic guitar songs mixed up with sparse, yet playful and effective electronic elements. I got my first spanish guitar at the age of 5. No idea what prompted me to want it but it's been my lifelong companion ever since - even through the years that it spent in its case gathering dust in the corner of an unused room while I fiddled around wit...
Keywords: introspective electronics; Acoustic
|[APL034] Motionfield - Music for Pictures - Petter Friberg|
Transforming pictures into music is the motivation of the Swede Petter Friberg. At the age of 10, during the age of electronic innovators like Jean-Michel Jarre, Brian Eno and Kraftwerk, Petter did experiments using tape recorders. Together with Thomas Krome and friends he built up a studio during the mid 90's, listening to The Orb, F.S.O.L. and Aphex Twin. The efforts resulted in several techno/house 12''s under his 'Superstereo' moniker, but more recently Petter unveiled a new project with 'Mo...
Downloads: 5,431 (3 reviews)
|[APL024] Konrad Bayer - Songs For Sunhi (Summerrain) - Konrad Bayer|
"Songs for Sunhi (Summerrain)" is the third part of a cycle of series by Munich digital-folk artist Konrad Bayer. After the works "Dreams of Leaving" on Genesungswerk, reflecting Autumn; and "Shall We Go To The Park?" reflecting Spring; it's now time to dedicate a series of miniatures to the fading blossoms of the German Summer of 2004. This was no Summer at all, compared to the heat-wave of 2003, and Konrad makes sure you can feel that it's been quite a rainy one...
Keywords: Acoustic; Ambient; Folklore; Field recording
Downloads: 5,239 (1 review)
|Affective Disorder Vs. UndaCova - Study of a Ladybug on a Rope LP [apl005]|
An album which wants to get explored and listened to with headphones only. The fifth Autoplate release sees a soundtrack by belgians duo infernale UndaCova vs Affective Disorder. It turned out as a cooperation in constructing decent experimental ambient. Behind the album are the belgian masterminds Jan Robbe and David. I talked to Jan aka UndaCova about the inspiration and intention of this album. "Here I projected my feelings/ideas into sound and I think the same goes for David Deschuyteneer(Af...
Downloads: 4,476 (1 review)
|Andrey Kirichenko - 00.00 (a suite of the midnight) [apl002]|
Resembling an insect zoo of skittering electronic tones and textures, one is advised to be on guard as they envelope three-dimensional space via binaural injection. This electronically-multicolored sinus zoo, consisting of sticky circuits, misplaced clicks, and sutured noise fragments provide rhythmic and textural counterpoint to the subtle atmospheres and moods generated from grain clouds set aloft by Andrey's unique genius...
Downloads: 4,178 (2 reviews)
|Various Artists - Bauhaus [apl001]|
The first autoplate release is a compilation which features artists from across the world. "Bauhaus Comp," is the dedicated showcase of which genres autoplate will feature. You will find all the elements which draw the modern electronica music, if its either clicks or glitches, dsp or sampling, noise or melodies or ambience and minimalism ... Enjoy 75 minutes of mostly short works of the 15 artists."Fliegenfänger" is a clinique sterile tune where a modulated sinebass line draws circles...
Keywords: Techhouse; Microsound
Downloads: 4,172 (1 review)
|Off The Sky - Studies Of Lifeform In Transit [apl014]|
Off The Sky is another sideproject by Jason Corder, whose Subsource album "Inconnu" received major warm critics with its floating mayhem sounds and textures. I'm proud that i may release his new album called "Studies Of Lifeform In Transit" on Autoplate. Very warm, breathing layers of field recordings merged with ambient electronica unfold big, extensive dubby spaces. Endless, timeless looming tracks with easy sounds make this album an intense sensual enjoyment and especially on the songs "Milee...
Downloads: 3,889 (1 review)
|Gultskra Artikler - Gololed [apl019]|
Alexey Devyanin aka Stud is for sure not an unknown player in the Netlabelscene along lots of releases on labels like Kikapu, Kahvi or Acediamusic. Being Stud on those labels, Alexey works on Autoplate under his moniker Gultskra Artikler. The first release "Gruppa Turistov" from March 2003 is one of the most critically acclaimed releases on Autoplate so far, with it's unique blend of Field recordings, Folk improvisations and dense winter acoustic manipulations...
|Fernando Lagreca - Suave [apl016]|
The original Uruguayian Fernando Lagreca, nowadays residing in Barcelona, delivers a sweet album of south american electronica, yet poppy in it's unconventionality. Fernando knows how to create dreamy melodies unfolding a melancholic touch with a very minimal setup. Light like a butterfly melodies meet fragile bitcrushed fragments, to create chilly moods with sparse beats. Although the main track itself may surprise with the panned acoustic guitars.
|[APL033] Off The Sky - Caustic Light - Jason Corder|
To gain insight into Off The Sky's (Jason Corder) current work we cast a ray through "Caustic Light EP". A new release on autoplate after his "Studies of Form in Transit" [APL014] and "The Transitions" [APL027] (under his old moniker Color By Numbers). This EP grew up evolutionary to what it is now - a collection of four tracks whose atmosphere is created by guitar particles and floating ambient scapes...
Downloads: 3,038 (2 reviews)
|[APL021] Konrad Bayer - Shall We Go To The Park? - Konrad Bayer|
Having released some tracks on Compilations and the Album "Dreams Of Leaving" on Genesungswerk, Munich based Konrad Bayer welcomes summer with eight fresh tracks exclusively for Autoplate. On Shall We Go To The Park Konrad invites you to come along on a walk. Find yourself a bench in the sun, smell the blossom and lay-back to the the little accoustic miniatures Konrad offers to you. Konrad has studied mediasciences, and reflects his researches on the Islamic Media in the middle-east basar soundi...
Keywords: Acoustic; Folk; Field recording
Downloads: 2,570 (1 review)
|The Moglass & Andrey Kiritchenko - dto. [apl013]|
The ukrainian pioneer of electronic music, Andrey Kirichenko, returns on Autoplate, this time he showcases with one of the most promising ukrainian talents, The Moglass. If you followed the developments on Andreys imprint Nexsound, you noticed that not only by his collaboration with Kim Cascone and the Polyvox Populi compilations, Nexsound is going strong. With the started mp3 division Nexsound offers very interesting, avantgarde electronica...
Downloads: 2,245 (2 reviews)
|Taavi Tulev - Televiisor On Tuksis [apl007]|
1st thing: BEWARE OF BROKEN EAR DAMAGE ON "KARJE" One of todays most important composers of classical music is Toivo Tulev, the father of Taavi. For Autoplate, Taavi cuts, smashes, mingles, constructs and keeps defining the new school of electronica folklore from Estonia. 13 neo-dsp songs which are mad and randomly structured, but in the end agree on one point: beautieful. Taavi keeps playing various instruments of undefined origin and, if you listen carefully, unfolds multiinstrumentality i rar...
|Gultskra Artikler - Gruppa Turistov [apl012]|
Alexey Devyanin aka Stud & Alexey Glazachev are russian musicians from the cold and far Siberia. And when i was shown those pieces of neofolklore, i must admit ive hardly listened to such improvised music. Perfect blends of field recordings, traditional, organic acoustic instruments, speeches and a deep sense of expression shape this release to a styledefining melange of transforming impressions into soundscapes and moving emotionality...
Downloads: 2,162 (3 reviews)
|Danny Kreutzfeldt - Furtherspace EP [apl003]|
Danny Kreutzfeldt is a danish producer who recently moved to Aalborg. Here're some dark floating ambient streams which pulsate like the blood in your veins. "Core 3" slowly erupts and breeds while tribal toms performs a slow, almost mystic pattern. On "Hall" you can hear minimal plinking sounds in a widely reverbed room, while the panned stringstabs make the time stand still. The long "Core 4" fades in with faraway window blinds, notchy filtered strings and effects which make you see the dark si...
|[APL025] Kenneth Kirschner - May 3, 1997 - Kenneth Kirschner|
Kenneth Kirschner was born in 1970 in Princeton, New Jersey, and began studying piano at the age of 5. Starting to study Composition at College briefly he found the academic atmosphere of the time (1988) to be too conservative and stifling, with little support for electronic music or for experimental approaches. He therefore gave up studying Music academically and moved to New York City to develop his work on his own...
Keywords: Improv; Sound Art; New York
Downloads: 1,958 (2 reviews)
|Various Artists - Constructions For Andrey Kiritchenko [apl006]|
As the title already says, this release contains 12 pieces of constructions from Andrey Kirichenko samplematerial and is dedicated to Andreys highly acclaimed "00.00" album. Artists from the direct Autoplate roster, like UndaCova, EtcEtc, 833-45, Rngmnn or Stefan Koopmanschap aswell as familiar names and new talents like Object (Kevin Bolster), Xenoton from the Tonatom.net Netlabel, Kotra from Nexsound, Anton Dimitrov from Urban Magazine/Acid Fake Labelowner, Violet/Zeromoon.com and last but not...
Keywords: Electronic; Techhouse
|Randomajestiq - UnclassifiEP [apl011]|
Vladimir Hropov and Andrew Kolochinsky might be familiar names under their "Randomajestiq" music project, with releases out on Subsource (De:Bug netaudio of the month) and Kikapu. The two artists describe themselves as two scientists hidding from civilization and exploring it from the underground perspective. On Autoplate they start our focus on the east-europe musicscene which will last for a couple of releases, and bring a 12 song ep which thematically deals with the exploration of Area 51...
Downloads: 1,616 (1 review)
|Johan Wieslander - Gas [apl015]|
"Johan Wieslander might ring a bell to the one or other from his Force Inc MP3 Magazine contribution. He's a swedish composer who delivers a digitally rastered testtone funk album on Autoplate. With intense detailing, crackling and finely-tuned digital layers, the yet cold atmosphere catches you to listen very closely to the sparse, economically punctuated sounds. Lots of smooth transitions and blends create repetitive microintervals of stereo sounds...
|Sable - Dusk EP [apl010]|
Australias Epoq works under his Sable guise with long evolving layers of mystic, yet mindcleaning and calm ambient spheres. He aims to develop music which can quiet and focus the mind. Music can and does play an important role in meditative practice. 'Sable' seeks to create music which is less complex and intellectually demanding than my other music, yet also not devoid of an ability to alter one's mood...
Downloads: 1,378 (1 review)
|[APL031] Lou Teti - Night Pieces - Lou Teti|
"Night pieces" contrasts sharply to Lou Tetis productions together with Jason Kriveloff as BGB or The Moves, where they mostly produce clashy house grooves using samples and synthesizers. Being BGB, Lou and Jason published works on Hamburgs Dessous Records, Coco Machete and Central Park Recordings. With "Night Pieces" it's entirely different though. Those songs have been collected over the past few years, combining tracks where melodies originate from acoustic guitars but rhythmic bodies are cre...
Downloads: 948 (2 reviews)
|Vultrapia - Autopianotationalismasoschism EP [apl008]|
Vultrapia is one of the projects the american Jeff Surak is working under, together with the Puero Rican based Jorge Castro and the russian Yann. His project "Vultrapia" stands for large sonic headrooms and released an EP on Fukkgod, the netlabel maintained by Thomas Ekelund, and was high acclaimed. So it was no question Autoplate requested an EP, here we go with the first release in 2003. Jeff: "Since Vultrapia is made up of several different individuals, I can only speak for myself...